|Academic Success Center | Undergraduate Academic Advising|
Advising is mandatory for all students each semester and must be done well in advance of published registration dates. Provisional and temporary students are not eligible for academic advisement until all required admission credentials are submitted and evaluated by the Office of Records and Registration. After this evaluation has occurred, academic advising will be required each semester.
Where students are advised depends on their status:
- Entering or a transfer freshman who need developmental reading and/or composition, must be advised in the Academic Success Center.
- Undeclared majors are advised in the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising.
- Declared a majors are advised in the department offering the major.
Academic Success Center
Trakenya Gordon Dobbins, Director
Speech Building, Room 101, (501) 569-3280, (501) 569-3420
The Academic Success Center (ASC) offers enriching services designed to foster holistic success of students. The ASC is located in Speech Building 101, and is open from 8AM to 5PM Monday through Friday, with staff member(s) available for evening appointments. For more information call (501) 569-3280.
The Collegiate Success Program (CSP) provides personal attention and high-quality instruction to freshmen and sophomore students through an array of services. A two-semester, structured learning experience is offered to entering and transfer freshmen needing to complete developmental Reading and Composition coursework. This coursework is offered through learning communities with small class enrollment.Â Students are required to meet with an academic advisor, sign an enrollment agreement, and attend workshops and community building activities.
Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising
Thea Zidonowitz Hoeft, Division Chief
Ross Hall, Room 406, (501) 569-3386
The primary function of this office is to provide academic advising for new and continuing students who have not declared a major. Students who are seeking admission to degree programs offered at other institutions and who are taking prerequisite course work at UALR are also advised. A complete review of the studentâ€™s academic record is provided each term; required test scores and course placement, transfer work, high school concurrent, AP and IB, and the core curriculum requirements are all considered.
The office maintains advisement records for all undergraduate students who have not declared their major and forwards these documents to the appropriate UALR college or academic department when the student is officially accepted into a major. The degree plan for the associate of arts in general studies is developed and maintained in this office for students who are seeking this degree.
Individual and/or group advising sessions are intentional and assist students in learning to assess and clarify their educational, career and life goals by examining personalized interests and abilities.
Academic advising processes assist in clarifying and reinforcing optimum course sequences to plan degree completion on a full-time or part-time bases. Guidance is based on University policy, state and federal laws, major and minor program requirements and individual choices.
E-mail advising is available for continuing students who are eligible. Students should check the departmental website listed at the end of this section for eligibility requirements.